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Music

Oakland, United States

Come join a divine experiment -- to bless the world with some powerful music and inspire all of us to reach for our dreams and SHINE!

My name is Valerie Joi Fiddmont.

I am here to preach love and empower people through song in such a way that they experience their own sense of Divine Connection within themselves and with others. In my career, I have released two recordings – Singing the Sacred Yes, which is a musical depiction of the journey from fear to love, and Remembering to Remember – Hymns for the Soul (with pianist Tammy Hall), which pays beautiful tribute to the spiritual heritage of our country.

All of my recordings are a reflection of my spiritual journey. Since the release of my last recording, I have been through quite a bit of transition and I have grown emotionally, spiritually and musically. 

I want to share who I am now.

The Shine! Project is a group of recordings, which reflect my journey, and are ready to be shared with the world!

The Shine! Project is 3-fold:

Shine!
This is the completion of a long-awaited Valerie Joi recording entitled Shine! I started writing songs for this recording many years ago, but had to grow into my embodiment of them. Shine! features the songs: "Forgive Again", "Choose to Fly", "Love & Justice" and more. The songs reflect my life journey of learning to forgive, and to recognize the relationship between love and justice. I want to share what I’ve learned through song, not in a preachy way, but rather in a universal way that encourages us all to tap into what we truly Know

VJQ (Valerie Joi Quartet) Demo
I love head-bobbin’ kind of music and I love to play it with musicians that I love and feel connected to. During the time that I served as Music and Arts Director for Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, CA, I worked with musicians with whom I have an eternal connection: Anne Stafford (Soprano/Tenor/Baritone Sax, Flute), Etienne Franc (Bass), and Kevin DiNoto (Drums). And we still love to play together. So with me on Keys, Vocals, Flute and a melodic drum, we create our version of Hot Praise! through improvisation and joyful, spontaneous funk.


SimplePraise

SimplePraise is a duo, consisting of myself on piano and vocals and Anne Stafford on flute and saxophones. It started on January 1, 2014 as a collaborative musical exploration to inspire the contemplative and healing experience of a dear friend. The magic created through an acoustic blend, the repetition of melody and countermelody and the love in the room is what we continue to share for audiences everywhere.

These three works capture what we do. I want to use these recordings as our calling card to bless more people!

The Shine! Project is truly a divine experiment – a proof of nature: that a seed bears fruit of its own kind. I am coming to you to contribute to the Shine! Project for two reasons:

1)     To help me get some really great healing music into the world; and

2)     To participate in proving that when we live from a place of love and intention, we can live the life that we want to live, being who we authentically are, being our highest expression and be financially supported in it.

Why raise money through backHer?

Because until you let everybody participate in the game, you won’t know how good the game can be! Women have a specific contribution to this planet and need to be empowered to do so. So why backHer? Because it specifically recognizes the potential of women, and the importance of supporting their dreams. I’m honored to participate in the launch of such a great service.

backHer practices what it preaches, because it is giving back. I am proud to know that even as I am raising money for my own project, I am sowing seeds into future projects through the Rise Together Fund.

We’re reaching out to everyone that believes in this music to help us make it a reality

We need help in raising $10,000 in order to complete the recording process – compensating our musicians, providing studio time, engineering, mixing, mastering and production costs – by June 30, 2016. 

We are truly in gratitude for your help in making Shine! a reality. By contributing to this campaign, you are entrusting me and the other members of this team to do great work. I don’t take that gesture lightly. This is my mission – thank you for joining me in it.

$10,000.00 of $10,000.00 goal
71 backHers
Done
Rise circle logo a1d7224fa41d5676fbf02e48fc36f63bb1e5a41108b958764f393e8f77aab697 backHer Rise
Together Fund
Supporter!

CAMPAIGN CLOSED

This campaign ended on January 17, 2016

Perks

$10.00

Gratitude

Gratitude for your kindness and a THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: May 2016

5 backHers
Unlimited

$25.00

Shine!

Digital download of Shine! prior to release and THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

21 backHers
Unlimited

$50.00

Gratitude + Shine! + Hot Praise!

Digital download of Shine! prior to release, digital download of VJQ single Hot Praise!, and THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

14 backHers
Unlimited

$100.00

Gratitude and Wanna Come to a Party?

Get an invitation to a private party celebrating the success of the crowd-funding campaign (all people who select this reward or greater will be invited) + digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

10 backHers
Unlimited

$250.00

Gratitude and Let's Talk About It....

A VIDEO CHAT with Valerie Joi about the creative process for Shine! and the principles behind the music + private party invitation with an autographed copy of Shine! mailed to you + digital download of VJQ single Hot Praise!, digital download of SimplePraise single + THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page. Limit 5 people per video chat

Estimated delivery: June 2016

4 backHers
Unlimited

$500.00

Gratitude and Your Own On-line Concert!

An ONLINE ACOUSTIC CONCERT featuring Valerie Joi and Anne Stafford (on flute and saxophones) for you and your friends + private party invitation + digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a personalized THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

2 backHers
Unlimited

$2,000.00

Gratitude and a House Concert!

A ONE-HOUR HOUSE CONCERT with Valerie Joi and Anne Stafford (on flute and saxophones) in your home or your choice of venue that you provide (If you live more than 100 miles from my hometown, travel costs will be covered by you for this option.) + private party invitation with digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a personalized THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

0 backHers
Unlimited
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Music

Oakland, United States

$10,000.00 of $10,000.00 goal
71 backHers
Done
Rise circle logo a1d7224fa41d5676fbf02e48fc36f63bb1e5a41108b958764f393e8f77aab697 backHer Rise Together Fund Supporter!

CAMPAIGN CLOSED

This campaign ended on January 17, 2016

Come join a divine experiment -- to bless the world with some powerful music and inspire all of us to reach for our dreams and SHINE!

My name is Valerie Joi Fiddmont.

I am here to preach love and empower people through song in such a way that they experience their own sense of Divine Connection within themselves and with others. In my career, I have released two recordings – Singing the Sacred Yes, which is a musical depiction of the journey from fear to love, and Remembering to Remember – Hymns for the Soul (with pianist Tammy Hall), which pays beautiful tribute to the spiritual heritage of our country.

All of my recordings are a reflection of my spiritual journey. Since the release of my last recording, I have been through quite a bit of transition and I have grown emotionally, spiritually and musically. 

I want to share who I am now.

The Shine! Project is a group of recordings, which reflect my journey, and are ready to be shared with the world!

The Shine! Project is 3-fold:

Shine!
This is the completion of a long-awaited Valerie Joi recording entitled Shine! I started writing songs for this recording many years ago, but had to grow into my embodiment of them. Shine! features the songs: "Forgive Again", "Choose to Fly", "Love & Justice" and more. The songs reflect my life journey of learning to forgive, and to recognize the relationship between love and justice. I want to share what I’ve learned through song, not in a preachy way, but rather in a universal way that encourages us all to tap into what we truly Know

VJQ (Valerie Joi Quartet) Demo
I love head-bobbin’ kind of music and I love to play it with musicians that I love and feel connected to. During the time that I served as Music and Arts Director for Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, CA, I worked with musicians with whom I have an eternal connection: Anne Stafford (Soprano/Tenor/Baritone Sax, Flute), Etienne Franc (Bass), and Kevin DiNoto (Drums). And we still love to play together. So with me on Keys, Vocals, Flute and a melodic drum, we create our version of Hot Praise! through improvisation and joyful, spontaneous funk.


SimplePraise

SimplePraise is a duo, consisting of myself on piano and vocals and Anne Stafford on flute and saxophones. It started on January 1, 2014 as a collaborative musical exploration to inspire the contemplative and healing experience of a dear friend. The magic created through an acoustic blend, the repetition of melody and countermelody and the love in the room is what we continue to share for audiences everywhere.

These three works capture what we do. I want to use these recordings as our calling card to bless more people!

The Shine! Project is truly a divine experiment – a proof of nature: that a seed bears fruit of its own kind. I am coming to you to contribute to the Shine! Project for two reasons:

1)     To help me get some really great healing music into the world; and

2)     To participate in proving that when we live from a place of love and intention, we can live the life that we want to live, being who we authentically are, being our highest expression and be financially supported in it.

Why raise money through backHer?

Because until you let everybody participate in the game, you won’t know how good the game can be! Women have a specific contribution to this planet and need to be empowered to do so. So why backHer? Because it specifically recognizes the potential of women, and the importance of supporting their dreams. I’m honored to participate in the launch of such a great service.

backHer practices what it preaches, because it is giving back. I am proud to know that even as I am raising money for my own project, I am sowing seeds into future projects through the Rise Together Fund.

We’re reaching out to everyone that believes in this music to help us make it a reality

We need help in raising $10,000 in order to complete the recording process – compensating our musicians, providing studio time, engineering, mixing, mastering and production costs – by June 30, 2016. 

We are truly in gratitude for your help in making Shine! a reality. By contributing to this campaign, you are entrusting me and the other members of this team to do great work. I don’t take that gesture lightly. This is my mission – thank you for joining me in it.

Perks

$10.00

Gratitude

Gratitude for your kindness and a THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: May 2016

5 backHers
Unlimited

$25.00

Shine!

Digital download of Shine! prior to release and THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

21 backHers
Unlimited

$50.00

Gratitude + Shine! + Hot Praise!

Digital download of Shine! prior to release, digital download of VJQ single Hot Praise!, and THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

14 backHers
Unlimited

$100.00

Gratitude and Wanna Come to a Party?

Get an invitation to a private party celebrating the success of the crowd-funding campaign (all people who select this reward or greater will be invited) + digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

10 backHers
Unlimited

$250.00

Gratitude and Let's Talk About It....

A VIDEO CHAT with Valerie Joi about the creative process for Shine! and the principles behind the music + private party invitation with an autographed copy of Shine! mailed to you + digital download of VJQ single Hot Praise!, digital download of SimplePraise single + THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page. Limit 5 people per video chat

Estimated delivery: June 2016

4 backHers
Unlimited

$500.00

Gratitude and Your Own On-line Concert!

An ONLINE ACOUSTIC CONCERT featuring Valerie Joi and Anne Stafford (on flute and saxophones) for you and your friends + private party invitation + digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a personalized THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

Estimated delivery: June 2016

2 backHers
Unlimited

$2,000.00

Gratitude and a House Concert!

A ONE-HOUR HOUSE CONCERT with Valerie Joi and Anne Stafford (on flute and saxophones) in your home or your choice of venue that you provide (If you live more than 100 miles from my hometown, travel costs will be covered by you for this option.) + private party invitation with digital downloads of Shine!, VJQ single Hot Praise! and a SimplePraise single + a personalized THANK YOU shout out from my Facebook page.

0 backHers
Unlimited
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